Tips for Buying a Used Truck

When buying a used truck, there are plenty of things to keep in mind and to prepare for. Research and comparing features, trims, and prices will certainly be part of the buying process. Finding the right pre-owned truck to fit into your lifestyle is the ultimate end goal. 

Peacock Used Cars & Trucks carries a wide range of pre-owned trucks on our lot. Motorists in Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island can explore the inventory at our location or on our website.

Tips for Buying a Used Truck 

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Used Truck Buying Tips

We intend for this quick look at buying a used truck to be a great starting point. However, there are always more factors to consider.

Here are some things to keep in mind when buying a pre-owned truck:

1. Know what your trailering requirements are. If this truck is being counted on for the worksite or heavy lifting, make sure you're comparing payload and towing numbers to know if it can get the job done. You don't want to be left feeling short-handed when you have to tow a trailer but can't. Consider features like Trailer Sway Control and cameras.

2. Know where it's coming from. Ask for the maintenance and oil change records, accident history, and where the car has been serviced. This can be found in the CARFAX Vehicle History Report™.

3. Take a test drive.Always take the test drive to get an idea for how the truck handles and whether it's the right fit. Consider the interior seating, tech features, legroom, and the truck's bed length.

Shopping Our Expansive Inventory

Now that you have a few tips in mind, use them to your advantage by shopping our pre-owned inventory. You'll find many trucks here from various manufacturers. 

Models include:

  • Ford F-150 and F-250
  • Nissan Frontier
  • Ram 1500 and 2500

We do always invite you to take that important test drive. Once that's done, it'll be time to discuss financing a used truck purchase. We'll sit down with you to discuss loan options.

Find Your Next Truck Today in Hardeeville, SC

Visit Peacock Used Cars & Trucks to find your next car. We have a large selection of vehicles for drivers in Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island, so come visit our dealership today!

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